Five Unmissable Experiences in Africa
If you’ve been craving an adventure that lets you disconnect from the outside world, dust off that camera you’ve had stored away and spend nights under the star-swept skies… An African adventure is calling for you!
Forget the Instagram filters and daily story updates, Africa is for travellers who want to immerse themselves in unfiltered beauty at its best.
But with so much to see across such a vast continent, it’s difficult to know where to start researching.
To make the decision a little bit easier, we’ve pulled together five of the most unforgettable spots you won’t want to miss in Africa;
#1: Trekking through Uganda in search of Gorillas
A once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be on every wildlife-lover’s bucket-list!
It’s hard to explain exactly what it’s like to witness Gorillas in the wild, but we’ll try…
Imagine staring eye to eye with a female mountain gorilla as she nurtures and grooms her babies, or looking up towards the tree canopies above you and seeing the flash of a cheeky infant swing past your very eyes.
At the Bwinidi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, these incredible dream-like moments become a reality. There is no experience quite like witnessing a rare sighting of a Silver Back Gorilla and its troops in their natural surroundings.
#2: Hiking mighty Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
As far as bragging rights go, It doesn’t get much better than telling your mates back home you hiked to the ‘Roof of Africa’ – Mt Kilimanjaro.
Towering at almost 6,000 metres, Mt Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest free-standing mountain and is situated on Tanzania’s northern border with Kenya.
While a trek to the summit is not a technical climb, we’ll admit it’s one serious challenge! But… Picture yourself standing at Uhuru Peak, witnessing the sunrise over the snow-capped mountain with only a small group of like-minded travellers. Epic.
It is recommended that trekkers be of reasonable fitness before hiking Mt Kilimanjaro. With early starts, high altitudes and plenty of walking – it won’t be easy, but totally worth it.
#3: Victoria Falls
Defining the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world!
The monstrosity of these falls can be seen from up to 20 to 30 kilometres away, giving them the local name Mosi oa Tunya – the ‘Smoke that Thunders’.
After snapping up incredible pictures of the landscapes, spend the evening camping along the waterfront banks at Zambezi River, just a few kilometres from Victoria Falls.
We highly recommend you spend a couple of nights in this region, so you can make the most of all there is on offer at the river, including rafting, canoeing, gorge swinging, abseiling and more!
#4 Safari Africa’s Big 5
A Game Park Safari is a MUST on a travellers bucket-list in Africa!
Two of the most popular parks to visit include the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Kruger National Park in South Africa. They are two of the continent’s biggest and best Game Parks, and here’s why…
They’ve got the BIG 5 – Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffalos!
These five African beasts won’t be all that you see on a safari! Both parks are filled with all forms of wildlife from Zebras to Monkeys and Giraffes.
After a successful day 4×4 driving in a game park vehicle, end your day back at the campsites comparing epic safari stories over dinner.
#5 Zanzibar Island
When you picture Africa, it’s not likely you’re imaging exotic, palm-fringed beaches and white sand, but that’s exactly what the idyllic island of Zanzibar is like!
The northern beaches of the island provide the ultimate heaven for snorkelling and diving.
After a few hours in the water, we highly recommend indulging in some of the local seafood on offer or resting up beneath the palm trees with a cocktail.
Zanzibar isn’t just about sitting back and relaxing though. The island is filled with history and Arabian architecture. It’s best explored on foot, meandering through the diverse bazaars of the Stone Town.
Content courtesy of Travel Talk Tours.
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